Another dud from a guy who showed promise early on
This guy needs a career enema. He showed promise early on, but he can't write songs, plays unimaginative fuzz guitar when he runs out of juice, and shows no development years into his career. Not too bad live when he's high, but only if you are too. he's carved out a little touring niche for himself thanks to some " Hendrix second coming " hype that he never deserved, but it's just boring at this point.
If you’re wanting Gary Clark Jr to churn out the same tracks as in previous album this may not be for you. But if you admire this man’s musical artistry and range then you’ll appreciate his latest. GCJr manages to mix it up. Aside from his classic blues (Dirty Dishes Blues, The Governor) and R&B sounds, he injects some social conscious on tracks ‘This Land’ and ‘Feed the Babies’, while having a little fun with the punk-influenced ‘Gotta Get Into Something’ and reggae-esque ‘Feeling Like a Million Bucks’. Tracks on this album worth a listen are ‘Pearl Cadillac’, ‘When I’m Gone’, and ‘I Got My Eyes On You’
I had so much hope for this artist but he has shown he's going down the same path as many before him, with hitting your peak with your debut album.... compared to blak and blu... this album is crap and I'm not just saying that because of politics… I agree that politics destroys music.... and if you are going to be political… At least be factual…sounds like to me you're calling Trump supporters racist... and you would think that people who suffer the consequences of racism wouldn't turn around and continue to perpetuate racism, acting just as racist if not more.... at least I'm glad I'm not going to waste 10 bucks on this album!!!!
I bought this because I like Gary Clark Jr. and to spite the asinine 1-star reviewers. It’s an excellent album. Bravo, Gary!
Gary should stick to the blues and forget politics. This country needed a wakeup call and through music is not the right decision. He is gifted and should stick to the blues roots.
Gary flexing his muscles
If you didn't listen to the rest of this album due to your problem with the title track. You are missing out. This is Gary comfortable in his own skin. He's in the zone and at his best yet. Rock, punk, blues, reggae, R&B, pop, soul. All those influences are there and yet it all sounds like Gary. The guitar tone on Pearl Caddilac is his best yet and dare I say the quintessential guitar voice right now.
MAKES RACISTS UNCOMFORTABLE!
By a person who likes metal music
Look at all these reviews from snowflakes who can’t handle the real world! Boohoo! Racist is REAL and we cannot ignore it!
I’m proud of this artist putting real life issues into the spotlight, and if these so-called patriots REALLY loved America, they’d accept this as poetry!
And yes, an African American man is using the N word, have a problem with that, Trump Supporter?
If you don’t like this album because it’s political, don’t listen to it
Hard to listen to does not mean bad. This album is a masterpiece of political statement and music.
Differnt and really good
OK, This land is awful. Once you get past that, the rest of the album is great. different instramentation, but it fun. I tray not to read or worry too much about the politiacl influences in music. Heck, if I only listened to someone with my views it woudl be Kid Rock and Ted Nugent all day.
I’m so disappointed .... I was beyond ecstatic when I first heard G.C jr.’ The Bright lights EP. The era of Heart, Soul, Rhythm, and Blues is something to hold onto; even if such a talented artist is trying to send a message.
Right now, the way he’s putting out his political opinion and message sounds like straight trash. I figured someone with his talent would at least stand up as an actual artist, and present it like a man.
I truly hope his next album is much more like his Blak and Blu album.